Enjoy Homemade Breakfast Muffins To Get Your Day Started
Breakfast muffins are a staple in many families because they are easy to eat on the run and inexpensive to make.
If you’re that person who makes a morning stop at Tim Horton’s for a coffee and a muffin, you’ll love this recipe.
Why? Because you don’t need to spend a fortune at fast food outlets, it’s healthier and easy enough for a kid to make.
Kids Love To Bake
If you have children this orange and carrot breakfast muffins recipe is perfect to get them involved in the kitchen.
Baking homemade breakfast muffins are easy on the wallet and you can freeze them in batches so they are always on hand.
With a few ingredients, you can make a mountain of muffins that just tumble into your mouth at any time of day or night.
Basic Muffin Mix Recipe
Today I’m sharing the basic muffin mix that I always use for making the various muffins that come out of my kitchen.
After I have the basic muffin mix ready all I do is add in delicious ingredients from nuts to fruits and chocolate.
More specifically you can add any of the below ingredients which on skims the surface of what’s available.
- chocolate chips
You guys all know me well enough that I always mix things up a little and experiment with my homemade recipes.
I also like to bake with what’s in-season products so freshness and taste will always be superior.
There’s no fun in making the same muffins in the kitchen so stirring the pot a bit by trying new ingredients is fun for me.
Carrots and Oranges in Breakfast Muffins
If you are a fan of carrot cake or a carrot muffin I’m pretty sure you’ll like this muffin with a twist today.
This orange and carrot breakfast muffin is great for freezing too and with a microwave, it’s so easy to warm up just a couple up for the kids to have at breakfast time.
Earlier this year if you recall I made and shared my recipe for Carrot & Orange Marmalade which is so simple to make.
If you haven’t made orange marmalade before it yet it’s a must especially now that a lot of oranges on sale in the supermarket this time of year.
Just the other day I got a bag for 50% off on the reduced rack but if you shop around or look for flyer deals you can pick oranges up for a great price.
The orange marmalade taste is tangy and great for this orange and carrot breakfast muffin recipe but any orange marmalade will do.
- 2 1/2 Cups (375g) self-raising (all-purpose) flour
- 90g butter
- 1 cup (220g) caster (granulated) sugar
- 11/4 cups (310ml) buttermilk
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- Grated peel of 1 orange plus 1/2 of juice
- 1/2 Jar Orange Carrot Marmalade (see recipe link in post)
- Grease 12 hole muffin pan.
- Sift flour into large bowl and rub in butter
- Stir in sugar, orange juice, orange peel, buttermilk and egg. Do not over-mix, batter should be lumpy
- Now gently stir in marmalade
- Spoon mixture into prepared pans.
- Bake in a moderately hot oven at 190oC/375oF for about 20 minutes.
Now for extra zing, I sometimes put a little sprinkle of lemon-sugar on the top of the orange carrot breakfast muffins.
When the fruit goes on sale that’s a good indication of exactly what type of muffin I am going to make.
This is just another of the go-to muffin recipes that I have on hand all the time for my family.
I hope you enjoy these breakfast muffins as much as we do.
Enjoy Nicky xx